Grete Ahlberg, 24, sensationally made it to the shot put final at the WC - and once there she offered another 70-meter throw and finished in ninth place.
Today she was ready for the final at the European Championships in Munich, after she reached 68.73 in her second qualifying throw, which was enough for fifth place overall, and thus advancement to the final.
- It feels great, really!
I definitely had a bit of a rough time during the qualifier, when it started.
But it was just nerves, for sure.
That 68 throw was very important, it was just will, she told SVT Sport after her qualification.
Had to wait until qualifying group two
However, she was unable to celebrate a final place immediately, as she had had to throw 72.50 to reach the final directly.
Now she had to wait and see how far the throwers in the second qualifying group would reach.
Max eight out of 13 had to throw longer than 68.73 for her to go to the final.
- I think it can be enough, and then I'm very happy.
Then I'm lyrical, said Ahlberg after his qualification.
Romanian threw further
And enough, it did.
Only the Romanian Bianca Florentina Ghelber (71.27) threw further in the second qualifying group, and thus Grete Ahlberg's advancement to tomorrow's final was complete.
Azerbaijan's Hanna Skydan threw the longest in today's qualifiers: 74.57.